Dr. Bruce Anderson has more than 20 years of experience in managing health, environmental protection and marine resource programs, policy and issues in Hawai’i.
He began his career as State Environmental Epidemiologist at the Hawaii Department of Health focusing his research and interests on ciguatera fish poisoning and other aquatic marine toxins. As Deputy Director for Environmental Health for 12 years, he worked closely with the DAR staff in addressing problems associated with sewage spills and other pollution threats.
As President of Oceanic Institute, he led a team of over 70 scientists, researchers and support staff in developing and transferring new aquaculture technologies to the private sector to produce shrimp, fish and other seafood in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Bruce was born and raised in Hawai’i. He attended Punahou School, Colorado College and received his Master’s in Public Health from Yale University and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of Hawai’i.